Dr Nicola   McGarrity
Honorary Senior Lecturer

Dr Nicola McGarrity

Law & Justice
Law School Manager

Dr Nicola McGarrity is a Senior Lecturer in Public and Criminal Law in the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, and the Director of the Terrorism Law Reform Project in the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law. She has published extensively on Australian and comparative anti-terrorism law and policy, with her most recent publications being Foreign Terrorist Fighters and Anti-Terrorism Law (2018, co-authored with Dr Jessie Blackbourn and Ms Deniz Kayis) and Inside Australia's Anti-Terrorism Laws and Trials (2014, co-authored with Professors Andrew Lynch and George Williams). Nicola's particular area of expertise is in the prosecution of terrorist suspects; this has been developed not only through Nicola's research but also her experience as a barrister at the New South Wales and Victorian Bars. Most notably, Nicola spent the second half of 2010 appearing as defence counsel before the Victorian Supreme Court on behalf of one of five men accused of planning an attack on Holsworthy Army Barracks. Nicola has worked with a range of community and political organisations on advocacy campaigns relating to the reform of Australia's anti-terrorism laws and is often called upon to give background information and interviews for the hard copy and electronic media.

Phone
+ 61 2 9385 3445
Location
Room 320 Law Building UNSW Kensington Campus

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2019
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    McGarrity N, 2019, 'Trial Procedure in Response to Terrorism', in Brown D; Turner JI; Weisser B (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Criminal Process, Oxford University Press, USA, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190659837.013.36
    Books | 2018
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    Blackbourn J; Kayis D; McGarrity N, 2018, Anti-terrorism law and foreign terrorist fighters, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781351605441
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    McGarrity N; Blackbourn J, 2016, 'Anti-terrorism laws and Human Rights', in Weber L; Fishwick E; Marmo M (ed.), The Routledge International Handbook of Criminology and Human Rights, edn. Routledge International Handbooks, Routledge, New York, pp. 136 - 145
    Books | 2015
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    Lynch A; McGarrity N; Williams G, 2015, Inside Australia's Anti-Terrorism Laws and Trials, NewSouth Publishing, Sydney
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    Davis FF; McGarrity N; Williams G, 2015, 'Comparative Counter-Terrorism Law: Australia’', in Roach K (ed.), Comparative Counter-Terrorism Law, Cambridge University Press, pp. 650 - 682, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107298002
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    Davis FF; McGarrity N; Williams G, 2014, '‘Mapping the Terrain’', in Davis F; McGarrity N; Williams G (ed.), Surveillance, Counter-Terrorism and Comparative Constitutionalism, Routledge, pp. 3 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203517451
    Books | 2014
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    Davis F; McGarrity N; Williams G, 2014, Surveillance, Counter-Terrorism and Comparative Constitutionalism, Routledge, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203517451
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    Williams G; McGarrity N, 2014, 'From Covert to Coercive: A New Model of Surveillance by Intelligence Agencies?', in Davis F; McGarrity N; Williams G (ed.), Surveillance, Counter-Terrorism and Comparative Constitutionalism, Routledge, pp. 234 - 251, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203517451
    Edited Books | 2014
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    Williams G; Davis F; McGarrity N, (eds.), 2014, Surveillance, Counter-Terrorism and Comparative Constitutionalism, Routledge
    Books | 2013
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    Davis FF; McGarrity N; Williams G, 2013, Surveillance, Counter-Terrorism and Comparative Constitutionalism, Routledge
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    McGarrity N; Santow EJ, 2012, 'Anti-Terrorism Laws: Balancing National Security and a Fair Hearing', in Ramraj VV; Hor M; Roach K; Williams G (ed.), Global Anti-Terrorism Law and Policy, Cambridge University Press, pp. 122 - 150, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139043793.008
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    Lynch A; McGarrity N; Williams G, 2010, 'The Emergence of a Culture of Control', in Lynch A; McGarrity N; Williams G (ed.), Counter-Terrorism & Beyond: The Culture of Law and Justice After 9/11, Routledge-Cavendish, Oxford, pp. 3 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203849897
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    Williams G, 2010, 'When Extraordinary Measures become Normal: Pre-Emption in Counter-Terrorism and Other Laws', in Lynch A; McGarrity N; Williams G (ed.), Counter-Terrorism & Beyond: the culture of law and justice after 9/11, Routledge-Cavendish, Oxford, pp. 131 - 149, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203849897
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    McGarrity N; Lynch AN; Williams G, 2010, 'The Emergence of a “Culture of Control”', in Lynch A; McGarrity N; Williams G (ed.), Counter-Terrorism & Beyond: the culture of law and justice after 9/11, edn. Original, Routledge-Cavendish, Oxford, pp. 3 - 9, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415571753/
    Edited Books | 2010
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    McGarrity N; Lynch A; Williams G, (eds.), 2010, Counter-Terrorism and Beyond: The Culture of Law and Justice After 9/11, Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, London, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203849897
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    McGarrity N; Hardy K, 2020, 'Digital surveillance and access to encrypted communications in Australia', Common Law World Review, vol. 49, pp. 160 - 181, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1473779520902478
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    Blackbourn J; McGarrity N; Roach K, 2019, 'Understanding and responding to right wing terrorism', Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, vol. 14, pp. 183 - 190, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/18335330.2019.1667014
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    McGarrity N; Williams G, 2018, 'The Proscription of Terrorist Organisations in Australia', Terrorism and Political Violence, vol. 30, pp. 216 - 235, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09546553.2018.1432200
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    McGarrity N, 2013, ''Let the punishment match the offence': Determining sentences for Australian terrorists', International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, vol. 2, pp. 18 - 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.5204/ijcjsd.v2i1.87
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    McGarrity N, 2013, 'Let the Punishment match the Offence: determining sentences for Australian Terrorists', International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, vol. 2, pp. 1 - 15
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    McGarrity N, 2013, 'The Criminalisation of Terrorist Financing in Australia', Monash University Law Review, vol. 38, pp. 55 - 86, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=309216714044705;res=IELHSS
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    Williams G; McGarrity N; Gulati S, 2012, 'Sunset Clauses in Australian Anti-Terror Laws', Adelaide Law Review, vol. 33, pp. 307 - 333
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    Burton L; McGarrity N; Williams G, 2012, 'The extraordinary questioning and detention powers of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation', Melbourne University Law Review, vol. 36, pp. 415 - 469, https://www.inslm.gov.au/sites/default/files/submissions/02_-_mcgarrity_and_williams_annexure_a.pdf
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    McGarrity N, 2011, 'Fourth Estate or Government Lapdog? The Role of the Australian Media in the Counter-Terrorism Context', Continuum : Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, vol. 25, pp. 273 - 283, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10304312.2011.553946
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    McGarrity N, 2010, 'An Example of Worst Practice? The Coercive Counter-Terrorism Powers of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation', Vienna Online Journal on International Constitutional Law, vol. 4, pp. 467 - 484, http://www.internationalconstitutionallaw.net/download/3cfc9dc8bab2837b52b43428259005ce/ICL_Journal_Vol_4_3_10.pdf
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    Williams G; McGarrity N, 2010, 'Counter-Terrorism Laws in a Nation without a Bill of Rights: The Australian Experience', City University of Hong Kong Law Review, vol. 2, pp. 45 - 66, http://www.cityu.edu.hk/slw/CityULR/doc/full_text/02.1.03_McGarrity_and_Williams.pdf
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    Lynch A; McGarrity N, 2010, 'A Watch Dog of Australia’s Counter-Terrorism Laws: The Coming of the National Security Legislation Monitor', Flinders Journal of Law Reform, vol. 12, pp. 83 - 118, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1909694
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    McGarrity N, 2010, 'Testing our counter-terrorism laws: The prosecution of individuals for terrorism offences in Australia', Criminal Law Journal, vol. 34, pp. 92 - 127, http://legalonline.thomson.com.au.wwwproxy0.library.unsw.edu.au/jour/resultDetailed.jsp?curRequestedHref=journals/CRIMLJ/volumes/34/parts/2&contentSourceHref=journals/CRIMLJ/volumes/34/parts/2/article
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    Lynch A; McGarrity N; Williams G, 2009, 'The Proscription of Terrorist Organisations in Australia', Federal Law Review, vol. 37, pp. 1 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0067205x0903700101
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    McGarrity N, 2009, 'Errors in the Anti-Charter Campaign: The Need for Public Education about Human Rights', Alternative Law Journal, vol. 34, pp. 11 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1037969X0903400102
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    McGarrity N, 2009, 'Calling a Coup a Coup: Judicial Authority versus Political Reality in the Fiji Islands', Public Law Review, vol. 20, pp. 178 - 193, http://legalonline.thomson.com.au.wwwproxy0.library.unsw.edu.au/jour/resultDetailed.jsp?curRequestedHref=journals/PLR/volumes/20/parts/3&contentSourceHref=journals/PLR/volumes/20/parts/3/articles/178/
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    McGarrity N, 2009, 'Case Note: Qarase v Bainimarama', Public Law Review, vol. 20, pp. 16
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    Lynch A; Williams G; McGarrity N, 2009, 'Lessons from the History of Proscription of Terrorist and Other Organisations by the Australian Parliament', Legal History, vol. 13, pp. 25 - 54, http://heinonline.org.wwwproxy0.library.unsw.edu.au/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/ausleghis13&id=31&collection=journals&index=journals/ausleghis
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    Lynch A; McGarrity N, 2008, 'COUNTER-TERRORISM LAWS How neutral laws create fear and anxiety in Australia's Muslim communities', ALTERNATIVE LAW JOURNAL, vol. 33, pp. 225 - 228, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1037969X0803300407
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    McGarrity N, 2008, 'Review of the Proscription of Terrorist Organisations: What Role for Procedural Fairness?', Australian Journal of Administrative Law, vol. 16, pp. 45 - 66, http://legalonline.thomson.com.au.wwwproxy0.library.unsw.edu.au/jour/resultDetailed.jsp?curRequestedHref=journals/AJADMINL/volumes/16/parts/1&contentSourceHref=journals/AJADMINL/volumes/16/parts/1/art
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    Williams G; McGarrity N, 2008, 'The Investigatory Powers of the Australian Building and Construction Commission', Australian Journal of Labour Law, vol. 21, pp. 244 - 279, http://www.lexisnexis.com.wwwproxy0.library.unsw.edu.au/au/legal/results/pubTreeViewDoc.do?nodeId=TAALAAC&pubTreeWidth=23%25
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    Lynch AN; McGarrity N, 2008, 'Australia`s Counter-Terrorism Laws: How Neutral Laws Create Fear and Anxiety in Muslim Communities', Alternative Law Journal, vol. 33, pp. 225 - 228, http://legalonline.thomson.com.au.wwwproxy0.library.unsw.edu.au/jour/resultDetailed.jsp?curRequestedHref=journals/AJADMINL/volumes/16/parts/1&contentSourceHref=journals/AJADMINL/volumes/16/parts/1/art
  • Reports | 2016
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    McGarrity N; Williams GJ, 2016, Submission to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Inquiry into ASIO Questioning and Detention Powers, Australia
    Reports | 2015
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    McGarrity N; Hardy KA; Ananian-Welsh R; Tulich T; Peleg N; Lynch A, 2015, Submission to Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security Inquiry into Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No 1) 2015, Australia
    Reports | 2014
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    Lynch A; McGarrity N; Williams G; Blackbourn J, 2014, Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee Inquiry into the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Repeal Bill 2014, Australia
    Reports | 2014
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    McGarrity N; Hardy KA; Williams GJ, 2014, Submission to Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security Inquiry into Counter-Terrorism Legislation (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014, Australia
    Reports | 2013
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    McGarrity N; Williams G, 2013, Submission (with Nicola McGarrity) to Senate Standing Committee on Employment and Education ‘Inquiry into the provisions of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 and the Building and Construction Industry (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2013, Australia
    Reports | 2012
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    Williams G; McGarrity N, 2012, Submission to NSW Department of Finance and Services ‘Inquiry into Just Terms Compensation Legislation’, Australia
    Reports | 2012
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    Lynch A; Burton L; Davis F; McGarrity N; Tulich T; Welsh R; Williams G, 2012, Submission to COAG Review of Counter-Terrorism Legislation, Australia
    Reports | 2012
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    Williams G; McGarrity N, 2012, Submission to Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committee ‘Inquiry into the Building and Construction Industry Improvement Amendment (Transition to Fair Work) Bill 2011’, Australia
    Reports | 2012
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    Williams G; Blackbourn J; Davis F; Goh J; Hardy K; McGarrity N, 2012, 12. Submission to Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security Inquiry into Potential Reforms of National Security Legislation, Australia
    Reports | 2012
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    Lynch A; Chordia S; McGarrity N; Kildea P; Williams G, 2012, Submission to the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government (19 December 2012), Australia
    Reports | 2012
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    Williams G; Burton L; McGarrity N, 2012, 11. Submission on ASIO Powers to Independent National Security Legislation Monitor, Australia
    Reports | 2011
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    Kildea PJ; Lynch A; McGarrity N; Williams G, 2011, Submission to the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government, Australia
    Reports | 2011
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    McGarrity N; Williams G, 2011, Submission to Australian Communications and Media Authority ‘Public Consultation on the Reform to the Anti-Terrorism Standards’, Australia
    Reports | 2010
    Dr Nicola McGarrity
    Lynch A; Collett E; McGarrity N; Santow E; Michaelsen C; Williams G, 2010, Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee Inquiry into the National Security Legislation Amendment Bill, Australia

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